Here's a card I was asked to make for a friends Mum celebrating her 75th birthday, she asked for a Kingfisher as her Mum just loves them. This image is an actual photograph by the brother of my sister in law who is a very keen amateur photographer. Ive seen the full set that he took of this bird and one is mid take off and it is truly stunning.
I was looking for a sketch and decided to go for the
Crafts 4 Eternity Sketch Challenge and set about deciding on the papers etc etc - you know what its like! It took me 4 hours to get it looking half decent having used loads of different combinations of card and paper for each element only to find at the end of it all that Id missed one part of the sketch! Oh how I hate it when that happens! Hence, I couldn't enter it!
The photos of the bird are all copyrighted so I have to be careful but here's the bloom I made and the envelope/box that I decorated to match.
I do love the Tim Holtz Flowers die as it makes blooms of a variety of sizes which is perfect when making cards and matching boxes. The gold strip across the middle is made using a new MS border punch.
Thanks for looking!